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The East Kootenay Region has the unique distinction of being able to support one of North America's largest number of wild animals.
Enjoying the wilderness around Radium Hot Springs and in the B.C. Provincial Parks means being responsible and taking precautions against harming the habitat of the many wild animals and plants in the region.
For information on safety around Bears & Cougars please read the BC Parks Information provided in this link. For more information on BC Provincial Parks please visit BC Parks.
Ten big game species are found within its 26,000 square kilometer area. The total big game population exceeds 100,000 animals yielding densities of approximately four animals per square kilometer. Big game found in the Region include white tail and mule deer, elk, caribou, moose, mountain goat, mountain sheep, black and grizzly bear and cougar.
The abundance of streams and lakes in the East Kootenay support sport fisheries and serve as important spawning and rearing areas for a variety of species. Dolly Varden, Rainbow, Cut-throat, Eastern Brook trout, Mountain Whitefish and Kokanee make up the majority of catches in the Kootenay River and its tributaries. In addition, many lakes are stocked with fish from the Provincial hatchery near Wardner.
Visit www.adventurevalley.com for Birdwatching info and the yearly "Wings Over the Rockies" event.
This elusive predator was nearly eliminated from this area in the early 1900's and again in 1940. After an absence of 30 years wolves were sighted again in Kootenay National Park in the winter of 1982- 83. Wolves in varying numbers have occupied the Kootenay Valley ever since, and wolf packs also occur at least intermittently in parts of the Columbia Valley.
These majestic animals symbolize the rugged beauty and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. During the Fall, Winter and Spring months, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep of the Radium-Stoddart herd are frequently seen in the Village of Radium Hot Springs and on neighbouring low elevation benchlands and the valley bottom.
In Summer, they graze the high mountain meadows of Kootenay National Park and have their young. Fall brings them back to into the Columbia Valley for the Winter. Every Fall the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce sponsors Head Banger Tours.
Please drive carefully and watch for wildlife crossing roads!
"Drive as if their life depends on it"